*another* another lighted Reliant

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modified DLM bridge

Postby toejrb » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:48 am

After mucking with the kit bridge ad nauseam to only middling results, I've opted to use a DLM Constitution Class bridge instead. The two changes I'm going to make to it are:

  1. open up the strobe at the back to accept fiber optic strands
  2. use the Paragrafix PE rear bit

Here's a top view showing the new strobe light housing. The housing is 3/32 stryene tube, sanded almost flush, then opened up to accept 1/16 alu tube.

modified dlm bridge.jpeg
modified dlm bridge
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Yes, still procrastinating on the windows.

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Re: *another* another lighted Reliant

Postby andyh » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:54 am

Have you got a pic of the paragraphics rear part?

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Re: *another* another lighted Reliant

Postby toejrb » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:56 pm

andyh wrote:Have you got a pic of the paragraphics rear part?


Here you are:

bridge rear with PE.jpeg
Bridge rear w/PE
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I'd hoped that light from the hull would bleed into the gap between the PE bit and the resin part, and illuminate the circle around the docking port plus the two little half-moon window things. Didn't work out. I'll have to run some fiber optic strands up there.

It may not be very Trek, but I kinda like the roughed-up look of the primer and bondo.

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Reliant Officer's lounge -- try, try again

Postby toejrb » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:40 pm

So the out-of-scaleness of my scratch O lounge continued to bug me. Back to the drawing board. Here's take 2.
o lounge outside.JPG

Much smaller. The furniture is a mix of styrene shapes. Channel cut on the long axis gave me the cross-section for the couches and chairs. Styrene sheet is the coffee tables. 1/2 round is the bump towards the window. Strip comprises the bar and the end tables.

Here's a picture of the assembly in place.
more new o lounge.JPG


I'm struck by how unforgiving the camera is in close-up. What looks pretty smooth to my eye is a veritable moonscape through the lens. All respect to the studio guys for building to stand up to that kind of scrutiny.

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Re: Reliant Officer's lounge -- try, try again

Postby MEATLOAFr » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:37 am

toejrb wrote:So the out-of-scaleness of my scratch O lounge continued to bug me. Back to the drawing board. Here's take 2.
o lounge outside.JPG
Much smaller. The furniture is a mix of styrene shapes. Channel cut on the long axis gave me the cross-section for the couches and chairs. Styrene sheet is the coffee tables. 1/2 round is the bump towards the window. Strip comprises the bar and the end tables.

Here's a picture of the assembly in place.
more new o lounge.JPG

I'm struck by how unforgiving the camera is in close-up. What looks pretty smooth to my eye is a veritable moonscape through the lens. All respect to the studio guys for building to stand up to that kind of scrutiny.



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in all fairness... great work
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Re: Reliant Officer's lounge -- try, try again

Postby toejrb » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:12 am

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in all fairness... great work[/quote]

Ok, now *that's* funny. I'm totally using that myself some time.

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Re: Reliant Officer's lounge -- try, try again

Postby Tesral » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:05 am

toejrb wrote:I'm struck by how unforgiving the camera is in close-up. What looks pretty smooth to my eye is a veritable moonscape through the lens. All respect to the studio guys for building to stand up to that kind of scrutiny.


I hear you there. Macro is not your friend.
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Re: Reliant Officer's lounge -- try, try again

Postby NCC1966 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:33 pm

Tesral wrote:
toejrb wrote:I'm struck by how unforgiving the camera is in close-up. What looks pretty smooth to my eye is a veritable moonscape through the lens. All respect to the studio guys for building to stand up to that kind of scrutiny.


I hear you there. Macro is not your friend.

Hear ya too. I love to make macro photography but when the subject comes to model kits, close up takes are almost always frustrating.

:?

On a side note, I think that if you had use matte paints the result would be better. Gloss paint always shout the imperfections.

;)
Thanks,

Yan.

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Re: Reliant Officer's lounge -- try, try again

Postby toejrb » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:02 am

On a side note, I think that if you had use matte paints the result would be better. Gloss paint always shout the imperfections.

;)


Good thought. I'll hit the lounge with some dullcote.

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Re: *another* another lighted Reliant

Postby andyh » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:24 am

I'm really liking the smaller lounge pieces. Looks perfect now :)

Andy


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